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SIPARIO/STAGED ART: BALLA, DE CHIRICO, SAVINIO, PICASSO, PAOLINI, CUCCHI. Castello di Rivoli, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, 1997. Published in association with Edizioni Charta, Milan. 282 pp. with 324 ills. (167 col.). 28 x 24 cm. LC 97-163657 ISBN 8881581124 Bilingual in Italian and English.
Highlighting the theater-related activities of five celebrated 20th-century Italian artists, this catalogue presents illustrations of numerous stage designs and costume sketches produced by Balla, de Chirico and Savinio from 1914 through the 1950s, a stage-curtain painting designed by Picasso in 1936, and avant-garde sets created over the past decade by Giulio Paolini and Enzo Cucchi. Six texts that include a concise review of early 20th-century artistic collaborations in the theater and essays describing the stage designs of Balla, de Chirico and Savinio are supplemented by commentaries on many of the featured projects and an annotated list of the productions in which each artist participated over the course of his career.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Theater Arts
Plans: 01,05,07,15
Worldwide Number: 026066
Paperbound $49.95    

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